Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Season 1 Episode 9

Stocks & Bondage

2
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 29, 1999 on NBC
8.2
out of 10
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139 votes
5

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Episode Summary

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The death of a local businesswoman throws the team into the world of bondage and sado-masochism where they first investigate the woman's colleagues but are soon on the trail of a host of individuals involved in the world of whips and chains.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Silly and Sick episode

    4.5
    Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a woman which leads them to S&M, diamond theft, and two racist rednecks. I think it was a silly, sick and senseless plot. This episode bores me. I gotta fall asleep with that one. I'm sorry, but I'm not into bondage and shit.
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show law and order svu they are called to the scene where a women is strung up with all sorts of percings and stuff and she is dead. and they start to invesgate and they realize she was in with a huge company that had billions of dollars and she handled the money but also did sex acts rough ones on the side and she did them with the boss an d his friend and the boss his company were bad they were doing deals that were illgal and so the boss was a guy that like to be incontrol of women and so him and his friend were both taken inmoreless
  • Law and Order Special Victims Unit!

    8.0
    Lila Briggs, an investment analyst, is found dead in her apartment. At first glance it looks like a suicide, but as detectives Benson and Stabler investigate, they shift their focus to homicide. At first they suspect that her S&M lifestyle had something to do with her unexpected death, but they soon realize that it wasn't just her extraciricular activities that got her into trouble, but also her job. The CEO of Martin Global (the company the victim worked for), Frank Martin got his kicks from strangling girls during sexual intercourse. With the help of his childhood buddy Tucker, they got in a little over their heads when their games ended in the death of Lila Briggs. This was a decent episode of Law and Order Special Victims Unit. It wasn't the most exciting episode that I have seen, but it wasn't completely boring either. It was interesting because it kept you guessing as to how Lila actually died, and who was to blame for it.moreless
  • Does almost every episode from Season 1 have to be kind of terrible?

    6.0
    I don't know, but it's like almost every episode in season one of SVU is cheesy, annoying or badly-acted. I love Mariska Hargitay, but girl, take some lessons... Ok, that was years ago and she's definitely improved, but damn.



    I don't know what took them so long to get rid of Cassidy and that other detective (ok, Jeffries) and bring in Odafin Tutola. I think that was part of the problem back then. They had too many detectives and Munch and Cassidy never really clicked.



    Oh, right. Sex and Bondage... no, but really, Det. Benson's ugly man-suits and Det. Stabler's random facial expressions... who cares about Sex and Bondage? It's bad.moreless
  • It could have been worse... I think.

    7.5
    To me, this just wasn't Law & Order as I know and love it. The writers can do a lot better, and they have. The story was little hard to follow. The money deals and illegal acts all got mixed together and it was easy to lose track. There were some excellent lines in this episode that kept it from being totally awful. Munch was his usual combative self and with his dry wit, he really gave me a few chuckles, something about changing his hair. There was even a point in the episode where he spoke with a fake French episode. Olivia and Elliot also had some nice moments that made me laugh. I like their chemistry a lot. Cassidy even smiled rather stupidly at a woman and had to be pulled away by Munch. Other than that, this episode was really only okay. Better luck next time I suppose.moreless
V Craig Heidenreich

V Craig Heidenreich

Fred Tucker

Guest Star

Lourdes Benedicto

Lourdes Benedicto

Angela Torres

Guest Star

David Jung

David Jung

Tsumuru

Guest Star

Michelle Hurd

Michelle Hurd

Det. Monique Jeffries

Recurring Role

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

M.E. Rodgers

Recurring Role

Dean Winters

Dean Winters

Det. Brian Cassidy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: The initial shot of the dead woman in her mirror shows her wearing a robe, but in the time it takes to pan from the mirror to the bed the robe disappears. Whether this is a continuity error or there was no other option is not known. The mirror shot is full body, so the actress' bottom would have shown. The close-ups of her face and back imply that she's naked, but are shot discreetly.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • John Munch: A shredding party. A page out of the Oliver North playbook.

    • Elliot Stabler (on the phone): A redhead and a brunette? Thanks for the very sharp description.

    • Brian Cassidy: We found her dead, trussed up like a latex turkey.

    • Brian Cassidy: I don't get S. & M. I mean, "Hurt me, that turns me on"? Come on. What's up with that?
      John Munch: It starts with the tattoos. Once you get the ink, it's just a matter of time before you're begging to be tied up and spanked.
      Brian Cassidy: Yeah. Tattoos are just a gateway to the sexual dark side, my friend.
      Elliot Stabler: You guys have finally figured me out, huh?
      Monique Jefferies: Seriously, did you get off on the tiny little pin pricks of pain?
      Elliot Stabler: No. I get that from working with you.

    • John Munch: The powers that be always protect themselves and the FBI is their hired guns.
      Brian Cassidy: Funding for the Trilateral Council, the World Bank and the Mansons.
      Don Cragen: Masons.

    • Don Cragen: Charity begins at home, people. For every dollar that goes in the can, 90 cents ends up in somebody's pocket.
      Elliott Stabler: Well, that's cynical.
      Don Cragen: Well, that's life.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Olivia Benson: Follow the money. What little is left of it.
      In the 1975 film All The President's Men, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein meet with their secret inside source (known only as Deep Throat) during the Watergate scandal, and he tells them, "Just follow the money."

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